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City Baby

by Laurie Elmquist, illustrated by Ashley Barron

tagged: city & town life, parents, diversity & multicultural
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publisher: Orca Book Publishers
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“While the spare text is developmentally perfect for children, the illustrations elevate this offering with entrancing collages in a vivid palette. A first purchase for all libraries.”—School Library Journal, starred review

 

Bustling streets, lively squares and busy restaurants are baby’s playground when they are in the big city. So much to see and do as baby’s stroller navigates the crowded avenues or baby takes a break in a quiet park to blow bubbles and chase pigeons. Ashley Barron’s paper-collage illustrations are a joy to behold, bringing energy and life to this delightful board book. Rhyming verse from Laurie Elmquist takes the reader on a journey through a festive big city.

 

About the Authors

Laurie Elmquist holds an MA in literature and creative writing from the University of Windsor. Her board books are about babies who love to explore the outdoors, whether it be a beach, forest trail or city park. She teaches at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia, and is an online instructor of creative writing at the University of Calgary in Alberta.

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Ashley Barron is a multimedia artist who is best known for her paper-collage work. She is the illustrator of almost a dozen children's books, including Love You Head to Toe and My Ocean is Blue. Ashley grew up in Oshawa and Whitby and studied illustration at the Ontario College of Art & Design. She lives in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

★ “While the spare text is developmentally perfect for children, the illustrations elevate this offering with entrancing collages in a vivid palette. A first purchase for all libraries.”

— School Library Journal, starred review

“Simple text and gorgeous mixed-media paper collage art...An utterly entertaining read-aloud.”

— Shelf Awareness

“It will be comforting and familiar for any parent who has enjoyed the extraordinary perspective that a baby brings to ordinary things. Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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